Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Play It Again, Dick!



This blog is supposed to be about gaming stuff, but every now and again I'll expand on other things that I'm really excited about.  In this particular case, it's a new web-based spin-off from Veronica Mars called Play it Again, Dick!  The show is "a digital series that follows Ryan Hansen as he tries to get a Dick Casablancas show off the ground," according to an announcement to Kickstarter backers of the Veronica Mars movie.

I was a huge fan of Veronica Mars and supported the Kickstarter.  I felt like the movie was a great capstone to the series.  It looks like this show is more meta.  Rob Thomas is actually pretty good at meta and skewering Hollywood.  His Party Down series is a hidden gem.  I actually resented Parks & Recreation for stealing Adam Scott and Megan Mullally and essentially tanking the show (even if Parks & Rec was also awesome!)  I'm cautiously optimistic about this one.  We will see how it turns out...

The series will debut on Tuesday, September 16, on the CW Seed:

http://cwseed.com/shows/play-it-again-dick/

 A new episode will air each week after that – for a total of eight episodes, each about 7-10 minutes long.

Buzzfeed has the inside scoop and CW Seed has a teaser trailer.